42.2 Square Miles – Population 15,735
Located on the Connecticut River between Hartford and Springfield, Suffield is proud of its heritage and its steady growth, a product of careful planning. Beginning as a farming community in 1670, Suffield maintains a delicate balance between its agricultural roots and today’s modern lifestyle. This town is rich in contrasts–sweeping fields, forested hills, a picturesque Main Street, boutique shopping areas, the Congamond Lakes, as well as an attractive industrial park area.
With the growth of Bradley International Airport, which is on the town’s southern border, town officials had the foresight to zone over 1000 acres adjacent or proximate to the airport for industry. Many business and industrial concerns have already recognized the benefits of locating in Suffield including Linde industrial gases (formerly Praxair), H.P. Hood dairy products, Kongsberg Automotive, and several precision machine shops. C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the country operates a 700,000 square foot distribution center in Suffield.
Two state highways–Routes 159 and 75–pass through the industrial park area, as well as town roads, providing ample frontage opportunities. There is easy access to Interstate 91 that connects to Interstates 84, 90, and 95. Our industrial park zoned land is fully serviced by existing utilities and several of the available parcels are serviced by rail.
Suffield operates under a Board of Selectmen/Board of Finance/Town Meeting form of government. The elected First Selectman is the full time town administrator whose office is located in Town Hall. The Economic Development Commission is committed to providing all Suffield businesses outstanding customer service, including walking applicants through the development review process. Financial incentives for locating in Suffield are available in some instances through the town and state governments.